Wood Extractives: A New Diterpene Diol From Araucaria imbricata

Chandra, Ganesh (1962) Wood Extractives: A New Diterpene Diol From Araucaria imbricata. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The thesis has been divided into two sections. Section I deals with the elucidation of the structure of a new diterpene diol, C20H36O2, isolated from the neutral part of the light petroleum extract of the bark of Chile pine (Araucaria imbricata). The diol belongs to the labdane series of diterpenoids and has been shown to have a primary hydroxyl group at C and a secondary hydroxyl group at C. Section II(a) describes the examination of the extractives of the woods of Dipterocarpus crinitus and Araucaria brasiliensis. The nonsaponifiable portion of the benzene extract of the wood of D. crinitus yielded betulin as the major constituent while both woods gave beta-sitosterol and ceryl alcohol. Section II(b) describes the separation of triterpenes by thin-layer chromatography using silica gel. It has been found that triterpenes having different functional groups for example alcohols, ketones and esters can be separated but individual members of the same class can not be separated. It has also been shown that triterpene alcohols may be separated from steroid alcohols by this procedure.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Organic chemistry, Wood sciences
Date of Award: 1962
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1962-79429
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 09:56
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 09:56
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/79429

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